Police Seek Driver from Serious Hit-and-Run Crash in Englewood

CHICAGO, IL- The chicago.suntimes.com writes that a black SUV is being sought after it was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Englewood on Chicago’s South Side.*

The incident took place at about 9:31 in the morning on January 12, 2019. The vehicle was heading northbound on Throop Street when it slammed into another vehicle.

Three people were in the other vehicle, one adult and two children. The three were all injured on the crash and were treated at the St. Bernard Hospital and later released.

Police say that the vehicle was possibly a Nissan Xterra or a Nissan Pathfinder. The last reports of the vehicle indicated that it wastraveling northbound on Loomis Street.

The police are asking for anyone with informationabout the driver of the vehicle to come forward.

Hit-and-run crashes are increasingly common in the United States, especially in big cities, such as Chicago.

Chicago released crash data which indicated that between the years 2005 and 2014, two out of every five deadly pedestrian incidents involved a vehicle that left the scene. It is not entirely clear why Chicago’s hit-and-run death rate is so high, even compared to New York City. Sadly, when a driver flees after striking an individual, the result is that the person hitcan be left in an even more vulnerableposition because in many cases, the driver is the only person who could potentially assist the person that he or she injured by calling emergency services or rendering some form of assistance.

Unfortunately, many of the drivers who cause these tragic accidents are never apprehended.

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